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BIG NIGE 09-26-2007 03:33 PM

Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
I have a vision disability and I cannot see the community cards well enough (especially face cards which don't have countable symbols) when I am seated at one of the corners or ends of the table. In cash games this doesn't present too much of a problem because I can wait for a preferred seat or if not then usually someone will be courteous enough to trade seats. However in tournaments where seating assignment is random I would need to use a monocular with magnification in order to sufficiently decipher the community cards if I was seated too far away from the center of the table. Do house rules at major establishments such as those in Las Vegas and Atlantic City permit use of a monocular for this purpose? Would people complain about it being too obtrusive or that I was "spying" on them?

Mike Gallo 09-26-2007 03:35 PM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/images/..._klemperer.jpg

just pretend your this guy

never mind you mean this?

http://www.ccrane.com/images/medium/...ting-scope.jpg

BIG NIGE 09-26-2007 03:48 PM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
Yeah, the second one [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] Except that mine is shorter in length

*TT* 09-26-2007 03:52 PM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
Simple - go to the poker room and speak to the floor before you play. Show them what your monocular tool is used for, and they will likely realize it cant be used for cheating and approve.

J.A.Sucker 09-26-2007 04:03 PM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
My last trip to LA I played with some dude who used a telescope to look at his cards. He sat in the 9 seat, too.

It was strange, but nobody seemed to have an issue with it.

Jimbo 09-26-2007 04:17 PM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
[ QUOTE ]
My last trip to LA I played with some dude who used a telescope to look at his cards. He sat in the 9 seat, too.

It was strange, but nobody seemed to have an issue with it.

[/ QUOTE ]

Was it this guy?

http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/im..._telescope.jpg

Jimbo

J.A.Sucker 09-26-2007 04:22 PM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
[ QUOTE ]
[ QUOTE ]
My last trip to LA I played with some dude who used a telescope to look at his cards. He sat in the 9 seat, too.

It was strange, but nobody seemed to have an issue with it.

[/ QUOTE ]

Was it Johnny Depp?

Jimbo

[/ QUOTE ]

Unless Johnny's been hitting the drugs REALLY hard and has spontaneously aged 25 years, I don't think so.

Jimbo 09-26-2007 04:24 PM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
Darn, I was too slow with my edit! [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

andyfox 09-26-2007 04:28 PM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
It's actually an old guy named Joe and it's a telescopic piece that attaches to his glasses. He usually sits in the 5 seat.

A pirate's life for him.

SyrialKilla 09-26-2007 11:06 PM

Re: Do house rules typically permit use of a monocular at the table?
 
I don't think there is ever going to be a problem in any tournament play with someone using a sight device on the games. What are you worried the other players will think you are spying on..their pores? Most houses will change your seats too if you let them know you have a disability. What city are you playing in?


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